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Developmental immunotoxicity of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in a population of highly-exposed children

Project description

Immunotoxic effects of perfluoroalkyl substances exposure in children

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) represent a class of persistent chemicals that are used in many products, including non-stick cookware and firefighting foam. They have been linked to adverse health outcomes, including immunotoxicity and reduced antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the PFAS-ITOX project found a unique cohort of children with a range of PFAS exposures and detailed medical records to investigate the effect of prenatal and childhood PFAS exposures on health outcomes, including COVID-19 incidence. The study will follow a large cohort of children to find whether high PFAS exposures are associated with immunosuppression, in cases of common infections, and hypersensitivity, involving the incidence of asthma.

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 222 727,68
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund
Sweden

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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